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Advanced Skills / TalYphs in TERA

By The Author / December 9, 2019
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This post is an explanation of Advanced Skills, or TalYphs, in TERA. It covers what they are are and how to farm them. Advanced Skills, or TalYphs, are another way of customizing your character in TERA. The "optimal" skill choices are relatively fixed for the most part so it is less of a customization and more of something for you to farm and max out as you play. Note that with Patch 92, you'll get 2141 Skill Advancement Scroll I's, 240 Skill Optimizaiton Scroll I's, and about 30 points forth of XP for completing the quest line [Important] The Nightmare Begins, which unlocks after completing Apex and precedes Exodor.

Overview


References

  • V80 Talyphs google doc, gives a terse introduction, lists all Tals and Yphs for each class, and the costs needed for the Tals. The Exp requirements are also listed for leveling to 70. 
  • [KTERA][Dev Note] Introduction of Skill Improvement System, a translated version of the developer notes regarding the TalYph system.
  • Essential Mana also did a writeup on the Skill Advancement system and their tables for looking up the specific Tal and Yph values is easier to navigate than the google docs.

Simple Explanation

The Advanced skills are unlocked as you reach each level from 66 to 70. They are referred to as TalYphs because they are kind of like EP Talents and Skill Glyphs.

Level 66, 68, and 70 give you Tals. They impact a specific skill and you need to use Skill Advancement Scrolls, Advancement Points, and Gold to advance the talents, kind of like how you use EP points to advance talents. They can be advanced up to 60 times.

TERA Advanced Skills Tal Screen

An Example Tal Advanced Skill

Level 67 and 69 give you Yphs. These also revolve around a specific skill and you'll get 3 choices of what kind of Yph you want to activate. You can only have one Yph at 67 and one at 69. You can swap the Yph you pick when you're out of combat, just like glyphs. Unlocking a Yph requires gold, Advancement Points, and Skill Optimization Scrolls. You only need to unlock each Yph once and you can do them in any order.

TERA Advanced Skills TalYph Yph Example

An Example Yph Advanced Skill

Just like with materials for enchants, you'll have to run specific content to get the scrolls and XP needed for using your Advanced Skills.


How To Farm The Required Bits

This part kind of sucks, depending on the kind of content you like to run.

Levels 66 through 70

Get Exp. If you do the questline [Important] The Nightmare Begins, you'll get enough XP to get to levle 68. Otherwise, running Macellarius Catacombs is the most consistant way to quickly get XP. From 68 to 70, MC remains the fastest way to level through normal means. Events may offer instant 70 scrolls or other experience sources. This part is relatively braindead and you'll finish leveling long before you finish getting all the bits you need for maxing out your advanced skills.

Skill Advancement XP for Advancement Points

The first consumable "point" system you need will be Skill Advancement Points. You get Skill Advancement Points by getting Skill Advancement XP. You can track your current Advancement Points and XP from the progress bar on the bottom of the advanced skills tab of your skills window.

Note

The Skill Advancement XP is out of date with Patch 92 rearranging stuff. The advancement and optimization scrolls are current though.

List of places to get skill advancement XP consumables and where to get them:
[Party] Low Skill Advancement XP I [Boss] (15,967 skill advancement XP)
[Party] Medium Skill Advancement XP I [Boss] (35,128 skill advancement XP)
[Party] High Skill Advancement XP I [Boss] (319,334 skill advancement XP)
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The other end-game dungeons drop medium and high skill advancement items but they aren't listed in the loot tables. So run dungeons to get skill advancement. I'll add in the dungeons as I run them and notice the small/medium/large type from last boss.

Level 66 Tal - Skill Advancement Scroll I

The level 66 Tal will enhance a specific skill for your class, increasing the skill damage, crit chance, or healing and your characters power (if non-healer) or crit factor (if healer) stat. Advancing the Tal requires gold, Skill Advancement Points and Skill Advancement Scroll I's.

List of places to get Skill Advancement Scroll I's:

  • [Important] The Nightmare Begins quest steps
  • Velik's Hold
  • RK-9 Kennel
  • Red Refuge
  • Guardian Legion reward when the Advanced Skills additional rewards are turned on.
  • Exodor Daily 100 Mob Kill Quests
  • Daily Quests:

Region

Level

Quest Name

Type

Target

Tria

66

Contaminated Monsters

kill mobs

8x Vulcan

8x Fangspawn

Tria

65

Recovering Essenia

gather

60x Veridia Root

Tria

66

Soothing at Sometime

gather

Monster Traces

Tria

66

The Plan

kill mobs

6x Murderwing

6x Mournwing

Level 67 Yph - Skill Optimization Scroll I

The level 67 Yph will give you three options of skill Yphs to unlock and you can pick one at a time to be active. Each of the three Yphs will require gold, Advancement Points, and Skill Optimization Scroll I's to unlock once.

List of places to get Skill Optimization Scroll I's:

  • [Important] The Nightmare Begins quest steps
  • Velik's Sanctuary
  • Guardian Legion reward when the Advanced Skills additional rewards are turned on.
  • Exodor Daily 100 Mob Kill Quests
  • Daily Quests:

Region

Level

Quest Name

Type

Target

Elenea

67

The Camp Hero

gather

10x Luria Plant

Elenea

67

Amerlda's Interest

kill mobs

20x Arbosk Enchanter

Elenea

67

Stolen Cure



Elenea

67

Delivering in Time

kill mobs

15x Basilisk Blood

Level 68 Tal - Skill Advancement Scroll II

The level 68 Tal will enhance a specific skill for your class, increasing the skill damage, crit chance, or healing and your characters power (if healer) or crit factor (non-healer) stat. Advancing the Tal requires gold, Skill Advancement Points and Skill Advancement Scroll II's.

List of places to get Skill Advancement Scroll II's:

  • Velik's Sanctuary
  • RK-Kennel
  • Red Refuge
  • Guardian Legion reward when the Advanced Skills additional rewards are turned on.
  • Exodor Daily 100 Mob Kill Quests
  • Daily Quests:

Region

Level

Quest Name

Type

Target

Celestial Hills

68

There's A Treasure

gather

10x boxes

Celestial Hills

68

Pitapat Flower

gather

10x Pitapat

Celestial Hills

68

Setback Of The Deal

kill mobs

20x Orcan

Celestial Hills

68

Magic Lunchbox

search / talk

Find and talk to the Peddlar

Level 69 Yph - Skill Optimization Scroll II

The level 69 Yph will give you three options of skill Yphs to unlock and you can pick one at a time to be active. Each of the three Yphs will require gold, Advancement Points, and Skill Optimization Scroll II's to unlock once.

List of places to get Skill Optimization Scroll II's:

  • Velik's Hold
  • Guardian Legion reward when the Advanced Skills additional rewards are turned on.
  • Exodor Daily 100 Mob Kill Quests
  • Daily Quests:

Region

Level

Quest Name

Type

Target

Wyvern (Sienna)

69

The Dragonslayer

kill mobs

kill dragons

Wyvern (Sienna)

69

Fish Dish in A Mountain

fishing

deliver 3 fillets

Wyvern (Sienna)

69

Gathering Samples

kill mobs

kill various mobs and BAMs

Wyvern (Sienna)

69

Research Device

interact / kill mobs

operate essence collectors

Level 70 Tal - Skill Advancement Scroll III

The level 70 Tal will enhance a specific skill for your class, increasing the skill damage, crit chance, or healing and your characters endurance stat. Advancing the Tal requires gold, Skill Advancement Points and Skill Advancement Scroll III's.

List of places to get Skill Advancement Scroll III's:

  • Combine Skill Advancement Scroll I's (7 into 1)
  • Combine Skill Optimization Scroll I's (3 into 1)
  • Combine Skill Advancement Scroll II's (7 into 1)
  • Combine Skill Optimization Scroll II's (3 into 1)
  • Exodor Daily 100 Mob Kill Quests
  • Guardian Legions when the Skill Advancement Bonus is active

Although there are a lot of dailies that can offer advancement and optimization scrolls, they were made moot with the introduction of the 4 Exodor Dailies. They each require killing 100 mobs in the four different Exodor areas (Verrak Fortress, Iridian Wetlands, Exodor Farmlands, and Rogash's Garden). The Important reward is an Exodor Skill Advancement Box, which has 50 Advancement Scroll I's and II's, 25x Optimization Scroll I's and II's, and 20 Advancement Scroll III's. 

Skill Advancement Books and Skill OptimizaitonBooks

Patch 97 introduced Skill Advancement Books, which allow you to skip the gold and scroll requirements for level 66, 68, and 70 Skill Advancement. It looks like you still need to have the Skill Advancement points though. The books are available from Events and may be available through other means in the game as well. These can be especially useful for the last few levels, like 50 to 60, where a single advnacement can cost over 15k gold. There are apparenelty also Skill Optimization Books in the code but no sources for them yet.

How Long Does it Take to Get Enough Scrolls

A month. If you are starting from scratch, it will take 1193 Guardian Chest additional rewards (approximately 29 days of doing all 40 chests each day) or 112 Exodor Daily reward chests (28 days of doing all 4 Dailies) to get enough Scrolls to max out one character. Dungeons during double drop can be a good source for the I's and II's. Consider using the Optimization scrolls as your main source of Advancement III's since you require so few of them and they convert at 3:1 instead of 7:1 with the Advancement I's and II's.

Note

Daily quest information was pulled from a google drive document that was shared on reddit. Can't find the original post but here's the source document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cNUze_1KUEWRMY_pqWIvr_4oclgUj2HHL6xLdWIUoh8/edit#gid=0


Requirements and Buff Calculator

Note

The gold costs of skill advancements was cut in recent patches (late 99 or 100) but haven't all been confirmed yet. Assume it will cost half as much gold as calculated below.

Wondering how much these advanced skill will cost you? Put in your starting and ending Advanced Skill level to see how much it will cost. For the skill optimization options, select how many you want to unlock for level 67 and 69. You will usually only need one of each unless you Tank and DPS as a Warrior or Brawler. Healers get crit factor from advanced skill I instead of power, and vice versa for advanced skill II. Change the setting to account for this.

Level 66 Advanced Skill 1 (0 to 60)

Level 68 Advanced Skill 2 (0 to 60)

Level 70 Advanced Skill 3 (0 to 60)

Cost Breakdown

Scrolls Gold Skill Adv Points
Skill Advancement Scroll I
0
0
0
Skill Advancement Scroll II
0
0
0
Skill Advancement Scroll III
0
0
0
Skill Optimizaiton Scroll I
0
0
Skill Optimizaiton Scroll II
0
0
Total
0
0

Stat Buff from Skill Advancement

Stat Existing Buff Additional Buff
Power
0
0
Crit Factor
0
0
Endurance
0
0
  • Nik says:

    now there is skill advancement book and skill optimization book options when upgrading talyphs which saves you from using gold, skill advancement book can be bought at the event npc, but cant seem to find the skill optimization book anywhere…

    • The Author says:

      It looked like the event NPC only had items for the Advancement. It’s pretty valuable for the last few advancements of each of the tal’s. They might end up only being available as event items periodically, though it’d be nice if they were made more accessible.


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